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OF

PENNSYLVANIA

FROM THE

ENGLISH REVOLUTION

TO THE

PEACE OF AIX-LA-CHAPELLE

1688-1748

BY

CHARLES P. KEITH

AUTHOR OF
“THE PROVINCIAL COUNCILLORS OF PENNSYLVANIA 1733-1776"

AND "THE ANCESTRY OF BENJAMIN HARRISON".

In Two Volumes

VOL. II

PHILADELPHIA

1917

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CHAPTER XV.

THE FUNDING OF PENN'S DEBTS.

The Fords condemned by Friends' MeetingPenn not benefited by the appropriation for his Deputy-Cost of living in Pennsylvania-Evans's rigorous treatment of Biles—The scare_Evans's immorality—The Assembly kept ignorant of the prospect of Penn's surrendering the governmentLaw establishing courts disallowed, because abolishing ejectment suits as "fictitious" proceedingsQuarrel over reestablishment of courts—Opponents of Penn carry election of 1706, and contend for judicial reforms—Assembly censures Logan, and appeals to Whitehead—Question as to nominations for Sheriff-Must the Speaker remain standing at conferences with the Governor?_Courts created by the Governor's ordinance-Impeachment of Logan-Failure to pass laws—Legislative rights of the Delawareans-Attempt to stop a Philadelphia sloop at New Castle—Silence of the Charter of 1701 as to trying of impeachments— Indian affairs -Further proceedings towards a sale of the government to the Crown Penn thinks of removing Evans, and censures him-Penn's financial prospects brighten-Course of William Jr.-Renewed appeal to English Quakers by the Assembly-William Mead takes a stand-Evans prorogues new Assembly—Verdict for rent due the Fords, and imprisonment of Penn-Unsuccessful application to put Philip Ford Jr, in possession of the government-Whitehead, Mead, and Lower force the removal of Evans-“Penn Charter" school in Philadelphia-Assembly refuses money to defend against privateers—Claim that Evans should apply

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